October 24, 2011


Czech Republic's grain harvest up 20%



Republic's 2011 grain production increased almost 20% on-year to 8.2 million tonnes, the USDA said Friday (Oct 21).


The USDA's Prague attache said this year's harvest is one of the best in the last decade with yields jumping to an average of 5.62 tonnes a hectare and most grain of good quality.


"Sufficient exportable surplus of milling wheat is anticipated," it said.


For next year, farmers are expected to continue to expand plantings of the most lucrative crops, including wheat, corn and rapeseed, at the expense of grains such as barley and rye, the attache added.

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